BSc in Computer science and music (Università degli Studi di Milano)

BSc in Digital communication (Università degli Studi di Milano)


This course explains the working of the fundamental components of a modern operating system.

Information

Date Info
05/09/2014 Office hours for the fall semester
Office hours for the fall semester will be on Tuesday at 14:30 in the teacher's office, starting from 9/9.
24/01/2013 Results of the Operating system written test of January, 16th 2013 and oral test calendar
The results of the Operating systems written test of 16/1 and the oral tests calendar are available.
14/01/2013 Office hours for the spring semester
Office hours for the spring semester will be on Thursday, 15:00 to 17:00 in the teacher's office, starting from 24/1.
10/01/2013 Details on the Operating systems written test of 16/1/2013
The written test of 16/1 will take place in aula V2 in via Venezian at 9:30
29/11/2012 Results of the Operating system written test of November, 26th 2012 and oral test calendar
The results of the Operating systems written test of 26/11 and the oral tests calendar are available.
08/11/2012 Catch-up of the September Operating systems written test
The written test of september will made up on 26/11 in aula 208 in via Celoria at 13:30
30/10/2012 Results of the Operating system written test of October, 8th 2012 and oral test calendar
The results of the Operating systems written test of 8/10 and the oral tests calendar are available.
07/10/2012 Details on the Operating systems written test of 8/10/2012
The written test of 8/10 will take place in aula G24 in via Golgi at 14:30
17/09/2012 Cancellation of the Operating systems September exam session
The exam session of September is canceled for reasons beyond the control of the teacher and will be made up at t later date.
24/07/2012 Results of the Operating system written test of July, 23 2012 and oral test calendar
The results of the Operating systems written test of 23/7 and the oral tests calendar are available.
18/07/2012 Place and time of the Operating systems written test of July 23, 2012
The Operating systems written test of 23/7 will take place in aula beta in Via Comelico 39 starting from 8:30.
09/07/2012 Results of the Operating system written test of July, 6 2012 and oral test calendar
The results of the Operating systems written test of 6/7 and the oral tests calendar are available.
03/07/2012 Place and time of the Operating systems written test of July 6, 2012
The Operating systems written test of 6/7 will take place in aula beta in Via Comelico 39 starting from 8:30.
16/06/2012 Results of the Operating system written test of June, 14 2012 and oral test calendar
The results of the Operating systems written test of 14/6 and the oral tests calendar are available.
11/06/2012 Place and time of the Operating systems written test of June 14, 2012
The Operating systems written test of 14/6 will take place in aula beta in Via Comelico 39 starting from 8:30.
05/06/2012 Office hours canceled
Regular office hour are canceled until next semester; students can arrange an appointment via e-mail.
13/04/2012 Suspension of the Operating systems lessons
The Operating systems classes of Tuesday are canceled until May 1 (included). Instead, the Thursday lessons will be held regularly.
22/03/2012 Office hour suspension
Because of the next meeting of the Division council and the Easter holidays, the office hours up to 13/4 will take place by appointment.
19/03/2012 Office hours canceled
Office hour on Mar 21 are canceled; students can arrange an appointment via e-mail.
01/03/2012 Change in the Operating systems lectures' calendar
Starting from 6/3, Tuesday classes of Operating Systems will be held in aula G08 in Via Golgi.
21/02/2012 Office hours canceled
Office hour between Feb 29 and Mar 7 (included) are canceled; students can arrange an appointment via e-mail.
20/02/2012 Office hour for the spring semester
Office hour for the spring semester will be on Tuesday, 14:30 to 16:00.
20/02/2012 Beginning of the Operating systems classes
The Operating systems classes will start by 28/2.
18/01/2012 Office hours canceled
Office hours of 19/01 are canceled; students can arrange an appointment via e-mail.
11/01/2012 Office hour change
Office hour for this week will be on Friday 13 at 10:30.
22/12/2011 Office hours change
Today office hours will be held at 16:30.
03/10/2011 Office hours canceled
Office hours of 6/10 are canceled; students can arrange an appointment via e-mail.
08/09/2011 Semester for the Operating systems course
The class of Operating systems will be delivered in the spring semester.

Language

Lectures are in italian.

Course schedule

Lectures will take place at the educational sector of Città studi, according to the following schedule:

Day Hour Place
Tuesday 13:30 - 15:30 aula 403 G08 (via Golgi)
Thursday 8:30 - 10:30 aula 405 (via Celoria)

Any change to the schedule will be announced in class and published in paragraph News of this page. In particular, the Tuesday lesson will occasionally be held from 13:30 to 16:30.

Office hours

Thursday, at 17:00. It is possible contact the teacher by e-mail, taking care to read in advance the guide prepared by Prof. Sebastiano Vigna and clearly specifying in the message the course name and the academic year. In particular, students are encouraged to always use their academic address (i.e. based on the domain studenti.unimi.it) signing with name and student ID number and recalling that the response time may vary depending on the teacher commitments.

Course material

The course is mainly based on the following textbook: A. Silberschatz, P. B. Galvin, G. Gagne, Operating Systems Concepts, 8th Edition, International Student Version, Wiley, 2009 (ISBN 978 - 0-470-23399-3).

Students who are not familiar with the C programming language may refer to the historical text: B. W. Kernighan, D. M. Ritchie, The C Programming language, Prentice Hall, 1988 (ISBN 0-13-110362-8). A more in-depth text is K. N. King, C Programming - A Modern Approach, second edition, W. W. Norton (ISBN 978-0-393-97950-3).

Multi-process code is covered by the textbook and the paper Delve into UNIX process creation.

C sockets are covered by the howto Sockets tutorial.

Shell scripts are explained in the tutorial BashGuide.

Syllabus

The course explains the topics listed in the lecture calendar, covering the textbook contents in chapters 1 to 6 (until section 6.6 included), 7 to 9 (excluding sections 9.7 and 9.8), 10, 11 (until section 11.6 excluded), 12 (until section 12.5 included), as well as the contents of the remaining documents listed in Course material.

Lectures calendar

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Exam modalities

The exam consists in a written test (canceled in case a sensibly low number of students) followed by an oral one.

Exam sessions

Session Date
June 14/06/2012 Results
July 06/07/2012 Results
July 23/07/2012 Results
September 21/09/2012 delayed to November
October 08/10/2012 Results
November 26/11/2012 Results
January 16/01/2013 Results